The Thames' rapidly industrialising shoreline has here been artfully obscured by the large trees of Lambeth Palace gardens and the house to the right, though some has simply been excised in order to concentrate the focus of the image on the palace itself and the church of St. Mary-at-Lambeth (helped by white clouds in a dramatically stormy sky). The frame includes a small vignette of the mitre and crook of the Bishop of Canterbury above, as well as flowers and plants.

This plate was published in William Tombleson's print series Tombleson's Thames.